26 February 2020


Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged (4)
Posted on February 26, 2020 10:01 am by brusselsdiplomatic A girl shows the desert locusts in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu) The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects devour millions of hectares of vegetation in their cross-border migration, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in the region. by Xinhua writers Bai Lin, Bedah Mengo
Sudan: Government Will Negotiate Families of U.S. Embassies's Victims - Faisal (3)
25 February 2020 Sudan News Agency (Khartoum) Khartoum - Minister of Culture and Information, the Government Official Spokesman, Faisal Mohammed Salih said the government of Sudan will follow the same approach it took in addressing the issue of the families of the victims of the destroyer USS Cole to negotiate with the families of the victims of the bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar
Uganda, Tanzania Lead Region in Use of Antiretroviral Therapy (2)
26 February 2020 The East African (Nairobi) By Angela Oketch Uganda leads the region with the largest percentage of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar). Data from the audit of the Department of State's Co-ordination and Oversight of Pepfar, which reviewed Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, showed that between October 2018 and June last year, 93 per cent of all
Operation to remove oil drums form 'ghost ship' in Cork underway (2)
Previous 26/02/2020 - 10:56:00Back to Cork Ireland Home By Neil Michael The operation to lift nearly 100 oil drums from the "ghost ship" stranded on rocks off the Cork coast has begun. Some 38 Cork County Council engineers and garda'i are helping in the operation, preparations for which started at 7am. All entrances to and from the site, which is on private land at Ballyandreen, near Ballycotton have been sealed off.
Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO (2)
February 26 2020 12:43 PM Isiolo town in Isiolo county, eastern Kenya, shows locust nymphs aggregated in shrubbery at a hatch QNA/Geneva Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later. The locust upsurge is ‘a graphic and shocking reminder' of the
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